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I took this picture the day before I could no longer pick Saachi up.

 

Why a medley?

Kale and collard greens are both high in essential vitamins and antioxidants that fight cancer and infection. This is especially important for Saachi. Mastiffs tend to get a lot of cysts and fatty deposits. They are usually benign but it only takes one malignancy for health problems to set in. They are both great sources of fiber. There is no reason to mix the two veggies. In fact, it would be too much of a good thing and end up being detrimental.

Green beans are extremely high in antioxidants and are a great source of carotenoids.

Carrots are extremely high in carotenoids. These are a great anti-inflammatory and are also great for eye health. They are also extremely high in Vitamin C.

Cauliflower is a nutritional powerhouse. It is high in Vitamin K and fatty acids. It is great source of fiber. It lowers the risk of cancer and is an anti-inflammatory.

The best thing about these vegetables is they all have a low fat content and do not have a lot of natural sugar. Dogs do not digest sugar well and it will weaken their stomachs. That is why tomatoes, celery, etc. are not great for them.

I could go on about why we choose these vegetables since they all have awesome qualities. Our main concern is fiber, hearth health and anti-cancer benefits.

 

Recipe

  • 1 pound green beans
  • 3 pounds kale OR collard greens
  • 1 pound carrots
  • 1 cauliflower
  • 1 take-out plastic container of water
  • 1 tbsp turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 or 3 bay leaves

 

Chop the veggies as finely as possible. Bigger pieces are more difficult to digest and will probably just pass through without

Add all the veggies to a large pot with the spices and water.

Honestly, I could get away with half a container of water but I think the extra steam makes the veggies even softer

Turn the stove to high heat and bring to a boil.

Once the water is boiling, cover and lower to low heat.

Stir occasionally for 40 minutes.

 

Just a note on storing: I do not drain the water because it keeps the veggies moist in the freezer and refrigerator.

 

Hi, my name is Monica and I have RA.

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